Nearby Activities

The Casgrain municipal dock is directly in front of the Hostel and is the starting point of a beautiful bike path of 6 km. We are also located on the scenic route (362) that fallows the St.-Lawrence River. Our neighbors are the Orchidée Restaurant, the municipal library and tourist information center (Regional Tourism Association). Less than 5 minutes walking distance we have a small grocery store, a Provigo (grocers), a bakery, a movie theater, a bowling alley, a Desjardins Bank, a billiard room, 3 bars, 7 restaurants and most municipal services. The Hostel is in the downtown area of La Malbaie, so everything can be done within walking distance.
At a larger scale, here are the attractions offered in the region. There’s something for everyone, and for every season. Please visit their website or contact us for more information about the various activities.

 

kitesurf

For wind lovers, the ‘’Isle-aux-Coudres’’ is THE destination this summer for kitesurfing. With sand flats and stable winds, this is the perfect spot for kitesurfing fans.

-Kitesurf lessons / equipment rental

-Initiation and paddle expedition

-Indoor and outdoor yoga sessions

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The Port-au-Persil pottery

The Port-au-Persil pottery story started more than 40 years ago with the Belley farm acquisition in 1974. The idea of moving to this charming village was on their mind since the start of their relationship, many years ago. Then, barely out of the Furniture School where he learned the ceramist...

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Port au persil waterfall

At the heart the magnificent Charlevoix area , World Biosphere Reserve according to UNESCO, Port-au-Persil is a 2 minute drive from Saint-Simeon, where the Saint-Simeon/Riviere-du-loup ferry leaves

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The Bike Path (starting at the Municipal dock)

A beautiful paved 6km bike path along the St.-Lawrence River from the Municipal dock of La Malbaie to the Municipal dock of Pointe-au-Pic. You will observe the tides of the river, several birds and occasionally whales. Bike rental available.

 

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Route du fleuve

Among the five most scenic roads in Eastern North America, the River Road, also known as the 362 begins in Baie-St-Paul and ends in La Malbaie after a journey between the river and the mountains of 58km. Apart from the breathtaking scenery, several small villages like: Les Éboulements,...

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The Historical Society of Charlevoix (300 m)

The Historical Center of Charlevoix is only at 300m from the Hostel.For historical information or simply curious about the region, your visit will be rewarding. Meet historians who will be happy to help you discover the history of Charlevoix. What’s better than knowing a few historical landmarks...

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Snowmobile (500 KM)

Snowmobile paradise, the Charlevoix region has all the characteristics for the perfect ride. Mountain scenery, open spaces, lots of snow, wilderness and most importantly, 533 km of well-maintained trails. Now that you have the chance to stay at the La MalbaieYouth Hostel at a very affordable...

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The Murray Bay Golf Club (1 KM)

The Murray Bay Golf Club is the third oldest golf club in North America and the oldest still in the same place.It was established in 1876. An 18-hole course (par 68) and a 9-hole course (par 34) are available.

There is also a swimming pool, two tennis courts, cabins, a bar and a dining...

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Zen Evasion Spa (1 KM)

Located in the heart of the beautiful Charlevoix region, specifically in La Malbaie, Zen Escape Spa offers a variety of different massages and body treatments (Swedish massage, sports massage, hot stone massage, reflexology, mud wrap, 4 hands massage, pregnancy massage, back treatment, etc…)....

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Salmon Fishing (1 KM)

The salmon fishing always had been a tradition that the citizens of La Malbaie practice. It was in the 90s that the Malbaie River was re-tamed by anglers. Today, on a distance of 10 km between Clermont and La Malbaie, 20 salmon distort are fitted out for wading or canoe. An opportunity of...

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Forge Cauchon (2 KM)

Built in 1882, the woodwork-forge Forge Cauchon is today classified as a historical monument. Its team of guides will welcome you every Summer. Come meet the blacksmith, and discover the history of the place, a time, and the trade.

Visiting the Forge Cauchon is a learning experience, thanks...

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Casino of Charlevoix (2.5 KM)

Among one of four casinos of the Province of Québec, the Casino de Charlevoix is distinguished by its unique location with views of the river and its proximity to the Manoir Richelieu. Besides the possibility of playing cards, roulette or slot machines, other reasons are good to make the detour....

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Fraser Waterfalls (4 KM)

Open since 1962, Fraser Falls and Camping was the first camping site of Charlevoix. It remains an ideal place to rest,contemplate the falls in tranquility and picnic with family. It also has many activities available including, trout fishing, hiking, wild berry picking, swimming (pool and...

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Musée de Charlevoix (5 KM)

The museum of the Charlevoix region is devoted to the history, the ethnology, and popular art – a must for visitors interested in the regional culture. Expositions, activities, and education can be expected. Keeper of regional heritage, the museum is a cultural staple, or rather the lighthouse...

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The Astronomical Observatory of Charlevoix (5 KM)

The Astronomical Observatory of Charlevoix, located near the Manoir Richelieu is dedicated to the promotion of scientific culture in the region. On site you can enjoy many activities, both for individuals and for school groups. Conferences are organized on various scientific topics. This is an...

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Fairmont Manoir Richelieu Golf Club (5.5 KM)

Another golf club, most prestigious and associated with the Fairmont Manoir Richelieu offers an 18-hole course and a 9-hole course in a magical setting with the majestic St.-Lawrence River in the background. 

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The Charlevoix Touristic Train Station (6 KM)

The Pointe-au-Pic train station is the terminus of Charlevoix’s tourist train. The train rolls between the shores of the St.-Lawrence River and the foot of the mountains. This railway line Quebec – La Malbaie has long been regarded as the most impressive in Canada with over 900 culverts and two...

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Katabatik (4.2 KM)

For outdoor and adventure enthusiasts, Katabatik is the perfect activity for you in the Charlevoix region. Mainly specializing in sea kayaking (summer and winter), they do initiations for paragliding as well as canoeing. Katabatik rent bikes, offers kayaking down the river du Gouffre and...

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Fairmont Manoir Richelieu Golf Club (6 KM)

Built in 1898, the Manoir Richelieu welcomes visitors for over a century. With 405 luxurious rooms and its 5-stars, Le Manoir Richelieu is an international class resort. Even if you stay at the hostel, I suggest you visit this outstanding site, the impressive architecture of the Manor with the...

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Jardins cap à l'aigle (7 KM)

The Gardens began with the donation of hundreds of varieties of lilac from a German ornithologist who fell in love with the Charlevoix region. From this moment, the Gardens of Cap à l’Aigle emerged. Once all the flowers will be planted, no other gardens in the world will have as many varieties...

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The Clermont parc des berges (7 KM)

The park of Clermont’s Banks is located on the banks of the Malbaie River, a nice place for family outings, boating or for short peaceful strolls. The park has a 4km cycle/pedestrian trail, a beach volleyball court, landscaped pound for salmon fishing, and a big circuit for remote-controlled...

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The Sources Joyeuses Outdoor Center (8 KM)

Charlevoix is known as a region that receives a lot of snow. The Sources Joyeuses Outdoor Center discovered a great way to honor all this pure snow by building cross country skiing trails (53km) and snowshoeing trails (17km). At the top of the mountain there’s a viewpoint 8m high that offers a...

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Route des Montagnes (11 KM)

A 151km road leading to Tadoussac, the Route des Montagnes will bring you through mountains of Charlevoix's hinterland – a region formed by meteorites that have fashioned some of the highest peaks in the Laurentian shield, which are home to two national parks.Through Charlevoix's world biosphere...

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Mount Grand-Fonds (12 KM)

Mount Grand-Fonds is considered by many as the best ski resort kept secret in Québec. This little gem has a 335m vertical drop, 14 runs, 3 undergrowth, snow park and an average of 650 inches of snow each winter. Mount Grand-Fonds provides traditional services such as equipment rental, ski...

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The Domaine Forget (11.5 KM)

The Domaine Forget is located in Saint-Irenée on a large historic property of 150 acres.

In 2000, the Domaine Forget was granted the status Cultural Centre – Historic Monument by the ACCR. Granted for the first time to a heritage site outside Europe, this official recognition opened the doors...

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The Bootlegger (16 KM)

Open from April to December, the Bootlegger is a historic house that depicts the days of prohibition. It is now a quality steak house, with a big reputation. With its secret sauce, authentic Texan cooking mode, the original decor and musical performances, an extraordinary evening awaits you....

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Plage de Saint-Irénée (11 Km)

Saint-Irénée beach is among the best places in Charlevoix to go for a swim in the St-Lawrence. It is a sand beach with a magnificent decor, and many nearby services, such as a restaurant, and cafe. You may swim, go horseback riding, have a picnic, get a tan, or simply relax.

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Entre Monts et marées (11 Km)

If you fancy trotting on a horse in Charlevoix, the stable at Monts et Marées is the place to go. Whether you are inspired by the river, or by the mountains and the forest, you will find what you are looking for. In the summer months, you may do horseback riding on the Ste-Irénée beach, directly...

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The Ecological Center of Port-au-Saumon (23 KM)

With its 40-year existence, the Ecological Center of Port-au-Saumon primarily provides educational trips to various school groups, whether primary, secondary, CEGEP or university. A wide variety of sciences based on the different ecosystems in Charlevoix and the estuary of the St.-Lawrence River...

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Descente Malbaie - Dog Sledding (25 Km)

Dog sledding, the outdoors, learning to harness and unharness the dogs, getting in touch with a pack of thirty huskies and learning to train them, is what Descente Malbaie is all about. Packages here range from half days, to up to three days and two nights. All four package are designed to...

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Traversée de Charelvoix (26 km)

The Traversée (crossing) of Charlevoix is a 105km path that will transport you in the heart of the Unesco Biosphere reserve, traveling through the hinterland of Charlevoix among which the Grand-Jardins National Park and the Haute-Gorges National Park. The trail can be discovered by bike, hiking,...

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Domaine du Pic-Bois (27 KM)

 

Hunting and fishing is an activity of its own, and the Hostel will not promote nor affiliate with them. Visit the Quebec Outfitters website for more information. Here, the hostel suggests a wildlife viewing activity. The Domaine du Pic-Bois offers a chance to see black bears and beavers in...

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The Hautes-Gorges National Park (32 KM)

The Hautes-Gorges National Park is one of the main areas protected by the World Biosphere Reserve in Charlevoix. The Hautes-Gorges are among the highest mountain wall east of the Rockies! , Making this an exceptional place to visit. For mountain hiking fans, a 13 km trail takes you to the...

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The Maritime Museum of Charlevoix (33 KM)

Located directly on the former shipyard of Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive, The Maritime Museum is a unique historic site that tells the rich history of the maritime life in the Charlevoix region, featuring the era of wooden schooners also known as the white boats. Whether it’s the maritime museum,...

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The Isle-aux-Coudres (31 Km)

L’Isle-aux-Coudres was discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1535 and housed the first Mass in the history of Canada. Aside from its historical heritage, the Isle-aux-Coudres is a sanctuary for kite surfing. Come and try this unique watersport. Otherwise, it’s possible to walk on the beaches or in...

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Vélo-Coudres (35 Km)

Open mid-May to mid-October, between 9AM and 5PM, Vélo-Coudres offers you an array of locations for cycling. Locations are for every style and budget: mountain biking, trail biking, tandem biking, 2-4 person bicycles, or 6 with seats for kids, kids' bicycles, pull-bicycles, bicycle trailers, and...

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Héli-Charlevoix (2.5 KM)

The beautiful landscapes of Charlevoix well justify the existence of this helicopter tour. You may choose from several different tours varying from $ 59 to $ 829. The most popular places to visit are near Baie-St.-Paul, Isle-aux-Coudres, Grands Jardins National Park (Swan Lake Mount),...

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The Palissades of St-Simeon Adventure Center (42 KM)

The Palisades of St.-Simeon Adventure Center is a mountain adventure park with world-class stature that deserves to be visited. This is Charlevoix’s reference for thrill seekers. There are two via ferrata trails (guided mountain trails with safety cables), two 250m zip lines, a suspension...

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The Grands-Jardins National Park (45 KM)

Second National Park on Charlevoix’s Biosphere Reserve, the Grands-Jardins Nation Park is historically known for fishing. A variety of activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, camping, the possibility of the observing wildlife in its natural...

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The Boise du Quai (49 Km)

The Boisé du Quai dock is a municipal park with an exceptional environmental value located in the heart of the city of Baie-Ste-Paul. Set on the banks of the St.-Lawrence River, it offers a peaceful place to stroll on the beach, go bird watching, or walk on platform overlooking the marshes. This...

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Baie-St.-Paul’s Microbrewery (50 KM)

Quebec’s microbreweries are growing and gaining in popularity these past few years. In 1998, Microbrewery Charlevoix was one of the first to succeed. Today, their beers are sold throughout the world and won several tasting awards. Their restaurant: The St. Pub in downtown Baie-Ste-Paul is worth...

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Charlevoix Eco-Mobilité (51 Km)

Charlevoix Éco-Mobilité offers four ways to tour the Charlevoix region in an eco-friendly fashion: with e-bikes, bicycles, pedicabs, and motorcycle sidecar tours. You may choose to take a trip by yourself, or with a guide, and even a photographer. Packages range from hourly rentals to full-day...

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Whale watching in Tadoussac (71 KM)

Tadoussac has long been associated with whales. This explains why Tadoussac became the first place to observe marine mammals on the planet. The unique geological junction between the Saguenay River and the St.-Lawrence River, with the mixing of waters and the formation of krill; will guarantee...

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Mer et Monde Ecotours (75 Km)

Offering an experience linking human to nature, by the serenity of sea-kayaking... For over 20 years, Mer et Monde Écotours offers guided sea-kayak activities allowing discovery of the marine world of the estuary St-Lawrence.

The renowned Mer et Monde Écoutours bases itself on providing...

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The Massif of Charlevoix (75 KM)

The Mount Massif has been undergoing huge development and improvements for a few years now. With a new tourist train, the Hotel La Ferme, shuttle transportation, a new toboggan run 7.5 km and 58 ski slopes, the new facilities of the Massif finally represent the potential of this prestigious site...

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The Sentier des Caps (75 KM)

The path of the Caps is a winter and summer trail of 49 km through the mountains near the St. Lawrence River. With wooden refuges and luggage transportation, the path of the Caps is an excellent way to introduce you to long trails.This beautiful forest with a variety of wildlife and scenery will...

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The Cap Tourmente’s Wildlife Reserve (106 KM)

Cap Tourmente is one of eight best wildlife reserves of the Province of Quebec. This reserve was created to protect marshes and swamps, popular food source for snow geese during their annual migrations. The Cap Tourmente is a favorite spot for bird watching, especially in spring. This reserve is...

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Scuba Diving in the Escoumins Region (112 KM)

Part of the Côte-Nord Region, les Escoumins is one of the best sites for scuba diving in cold water in North America. The upwelling of the cliffs and the junction of the river and fjord make it a unique site to dive. For passionate underwater divers, this site is a must. As our most...

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